Tom Gruber on Tag Identity

Tom Gruber is famous for his striking and sensible aphorisms about ontologies such as "Every Ontology is a Treaty". He strikes again with this paper proposing an Ontology of Folksonomy.
In section 5, just before the conclusion, a bunch of questions about Tag Identity, showing that both Tags and URIs meet similar identification issues, in fact common to any naming mechanism, and neither is providing killing answers.

1 comment:

  1. Seems like it's time to think about how "topic maps and tags" go together. My paper "Just For Me: Topic Maps and Ontologies" at TMRA '05 speaks to the issue but does not pretend to look at the space of issues in the same depth to which Tom Gruber analyzes tags and ontologies.


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